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09/17/03

Workforce Academies Coming to Area

If you want a new job, but you don't have the right skills, you're in luck. Thanks to all of the projected industrial growth in Chatham County, the City of Savannah and Savannah Technical College have teamed up to help you find work. Starting next month, workforce academies will open in community centers throughout Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty Counties. At the centers, you'll be able to learn the basic skills necessary to get an entry level position at any plant that might come to the area.

"If Daimler does come to Savannah and people go to Daimler for higher wages, then people are going to have to replace individuals who left from other places," said Mayor Floyd Adams, Jr. "So by getting the workforce ready to move into the domino effect, we provide income for everyone in our area."

You can register for the workforce academy on Saturday, September 27th from 9am to 1pm at the Savannah Civic Center. There is a $15 registration fee.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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